Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera and 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Price

Started Aug 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,493
Re: The 12-40 is very aggressively priced

TrapperJohn wrote:

Considering that the Panasonic 12-35 F2.8 is $1300... and does show some IQ degradation when shot at the extremes of aperture and focal length...

Of course, the quality of the MZD 12-40 is unknown at this time. However, I have great respect for the Oly optical engineers. When they build a HG or better lens, it usually doesn't disappoint.

It is actually the lens that Olympus should have had available with the OM-D.  Although the 12-50 is versatile, its mediocre to fair optical quality was a major impediment to getting more serious users and pros really give mFT a fair shake.

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